Looking for inspiration for next year’s European holiday? Situated in the heart of the Loire Valley’s legendary vineyards, designated by UNESCO as a ‘living cultural landscape’, Les Sources de Cheverny is a French chateau exuding 18th century elegance. Set in 45 hectares of woodland, it possesses the warmth and character of a family country house. The 49 rooms are decorated with antique chatelain furniture, and there’s even a suite perched on stilts overlooking the lake. Guests can rejuvenate in the spa, chill with a forest-based yoga session, sample local produce at the Hostel restaurant and sip their way through the region’s finest vintages at the old cellar. Discover the region on the Loire à Velo cycle route with the hotel’s complementary bikes, which will take you through Loire vineyards, along the banks of the river and past Renaissance chateaux.